Lot 155 (Antique, Design, Contemporary, 28th September 2016)
J. Windmills: A William III walnut veneered longcase clock, late 17th century, the square hood surmounted by a carved gilt wood bracket with bird and foliate decoration above a moulded and stepped cornice and fret work on silk panel, the square glazed hood with solomonic gilt capped columns enclosing an 11'' square brass dial with silvered chapter ring and Roman numerals pierced cherub spandrels, subsidiary seconds dial and ring turned aperture for date ring, ring turned winding holes, inscribed J. Windmills, London, eight day movement with inside count wheel and striking on a bell, above a walnut quarter veneered full length trunk door with circular lenticle window within a gilded half-moulded ring, half moulded edge to the door and feather banded surround to the front of the case the sides cross banded, above a crossbanded base board and bun feet, 220cm high. See J A Neale, Joseph and Thomas Windmills clock and watchmakers, 1671-1737, published 1999, colour plate VIII where this clock is illustrated and described by Neale with ''movement with six ringed pillars, latched, hour striking, inside count wheel. This clock, when at Papplewick Hall, Nottinghamshire appeared in an article on the hall by Arthur Oswald, Country Life, September 5th 1963''.
Sold for £8,000
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